Duelling bozos

Ah, for the days when Bill O'Reilly might have offered Keith Olberman a choice of pistols and told him where they'd meet with their seconds -- to settle their grievances like gentlemen. The New Statesman reviews Richard Hopton's Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling. And here's Sinclair McKay on the undeniable romantic appeal of "all those rapier-thrusting lunatics."

February 15, 2007 2:21 PM |



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